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  • Paperback
  • 277 pages
  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
  • Carol S. Dweck
  • English
  • 20 February 2016

10 thoughts on “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

  1. Joshua Guest Joshua Guest says:

    Okay so the idea is fine and usable and easy to explain to others and pretty simple I was about to give this book a one star rating because I was so irritated with Dr Dweck trying to shoehorn her idea into every single success story in the history of humanity and basically saying that her theory was the best explanation of that success Conversely every failure could have been averted but for a change in mindset It was the Fixed mindset that caused the Chicago Cubs to never win a World Series If only they had the Growth mindset like the Yankees they would win World SeriesDweck may be too in love with her own ideas to realize that she oversells the usefulness of her theory to the extent that the portion that is actually workable seems underwhelming after cutting away from her salesman like puffery However Mindset still serves as a useful supplement to a change manager's library Its principles are serviceable to the manager the parent the spouse the student and the teacher Just don't mistake it for a panacea

  2. Kirsten Kirsten says:

    Let me preface this review by saying that my boss made me read this book because apparently reading assignments are something that I should have as a 5th year PhD candidate Not only that but I'm pretty sure no one should reuire me to read a shitty waste of time self help bookLet me save you the money and the aggrivation The point of this book is admittedly not terrible but it could be summed up real fast Here you go you're welcomeOften people see their abilities as 'fixed' and this attitude stops them from working to better themselves turns out that if you work hard and keep the right can do attitude that you can accomplish than if you think you're doomed to be a particular skill level forever There are examples of this all around youBoom Done But no What you get with this book is an endless diatribe Hey you remember that thing that happened in history? Where X person did Y thing that turned out to be goodbad? Well if it was bad it was TOTALLY because they had a fixed mindset If it was good it was 100% because of their growth mindset This is true of literally any example in history ever no matter how poorly researched it might be Is there any scientific basis for these historical claims? Absolutely not Michael Jordan? SURE THING That guy from that one business that went bad? WHAT A FIX MINDED DUMBASS Bethoven? Duh Seriously I don't think I have ever read something so repetitive and belabored in my life Sure lady you make a good point People shouldn't limit themselves Maybe give it a break after about 15 pages and I think it would probably be plentyAlso if you tell me that I wouldn't be depressed if I just had a better attitude about it I'm going to be upset and lose faith in your credibility Seriously kids don't waste your time on this And if your boss tells you to read it don't bother just read this helpful review again

  3. Cerealflakes Cerealflakes says:

    I keep hearing educators praising this author and specifically this book Maybe she's better in person I found this book trite It was very repetitive and full of cherry picked stories pulled out just to prove her obvious conclusion Are there really people who think that if you go into something with a negative attitude it won't affect the outcome? She goes to the extreme with the positive attitude stuff though I just don't buy that anyone can do anything if they just try hard enough Not trying guarantees you won't do it but trying really hard doesn't mean you will Lots of people try hard for years to get into the Olympics and they don't It doesn't mean that they didn't work as hard as someone who did The author also inserted herself pretty aggressively into this book Her story about tears streaming down her face at the wonderfulness of Italians was too much This book is dated enough that her stories of the greatness of Tiger Woods is pretty funny I found Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers to be a much better book about a similar topic

  4. Amir Tesla Amir Tesla says:

    For practical insights refer to Growth Mindset vs Fixed MindsetHave ever noticed those geeks geniuses and world class achievers while thinking to yourself gosh if only I had such talents or if only I had such high I? Disappointing I know I have been there Perhaps such way of thinking and having such beliefs about I and talent is the biggest hurdle in the way of great success and achievement Thinking that we are born with a pre determined I and talent is called fixed mindset according to Carol Dweck a professor at Stanford University The bad news is that people with fixed mindset live a mediocre life and barely achieve anything extraordinary The good news however is that you can readily change your fixed mindset and adopt a growth mindset which is the default mode thinking of world class achieversIn this book review I will provide a summary of the key points in the book “Mindset The psychology of success” In addition I will provide you with practical insights on how you can apply the concepts in the book and alter this self limiting belief So let’s learn how to think like prosThe two mindsets and how they determine your futureDweck as a young researcher has always been obsessed with understanding how people cope with failure So at schools she brings children into a room and gives them a series of puzzles to solve Puzzles start from fairly easy and continue to get harder and harder As the students grunt perspire and toil she watches their strategies This is where she gets shocked by the two starkly different approaches children adopted when facing difficult challengesConfronted with harder puzzles one ten year old pulls up his chair rubs his hands together smacks his lips and cries out “I love a challenge Another seating away on the puzzles looks up with a pleased expression and says with authority “You know I was hoping this would be informative” As Dweck puts it What’s wrong with them? I wondered I always thought you coped with failure or you didn’t cope with failure I never thought anyone loved failure Were these alien children or were they on to something? These children turned out to be thinking with a growth mindset A person with a growth mindset believes that human ualities such as intellectual skills can be cultivated through effort Having this belief not only they do not get discouraged by failure they don’t even think they are failing Rather they think that they are learning and conseuently they get smarterThe superpower of people with growth mindset is that they have the confidence and courage to start and accomplish anything; and they do accomplish because in the face of many inevitable failures they are not discouraged They do not say to themselves I am a failure rather they say I failed Hence they persevere and they will triumph at the taskPeople with a fixed mindset on the other hand think that human ualities are carved in stone You are smart or you are not and failure means you are not The sad story for people with fixed mindset is that the try to avoid failure at all costs so they can stay feel smart Struggles mistakes perseverance are just not part of their philosophyWhy do people differThe uestion that arises here is why some people are endowed with a growth mindset while the others are doomed with the fixed mindset The answer is in their childhood upbringing and it is really simpleImagine you are given a puzzle and you solve it Now your parent sees your accomplishment This is where the seeds to glory or mediocrity get implanted If your parent praised you in the lines of Look what a smart boygirl You are so intelligent excellent Sorry to tell but you are doomed if you have heard similar praises during your childhood Such complements may come from your parents teachers caretakers the source doesn’t really matter But wait for a second aren't such praises suppose to uplift your spirit and raise your confidence? Well let's see what happens behind the curtain in your subconscious mind when you are complimented on a trait over which you have not direct control in this case I and intelligenceImagine you have solved a puzzle and received a juicy complement hinting on you high I or intelligence Now you are given a harder puzzle you strive to solve it but you notice it is taking much time This is where the self limiting seeds start to grow In your subconscious you will start a self dialog along these lines hmm wasn’t I a smart boygirl why am I not able to solve this puzzle then??? Hmm maybe this is just how smart I am My intelligence is limited to those tasks only From then on you will be very conservative of the activities you will get yourself into for the sake of preserving your self esteem Too bad Don’t freak out though if you are in this category I will share with you how you can easily change this self limiting mindset as we proceed Now let’s see how children are endowed with the growth mindsetImagine again the very same scenario you solve a problem and now it is time for some praises Your parent instructor while marveling at your accomplishments says Hmm good job this might have been an easy puzzle let’s do something challengingorHmm good job you seem to have worked so hard let’s move on to a harder puzzle Take note that in the second scenario there is no emphasis on an innate trait rather the praise is on something which is you have control over that is your efforts and how hard you workNow let’s examine your self dialog as you face the new harder challenge When you try to solve the puzzle and it takes time than the usual if you could play your subconscious mind’s voice a little louder you would hearHmm I have not yet solved it I have not tried enough I must work harder on it it is excitingYou see the difference? How do I know if I have fixed mindset or growth mindsetThe cornerstone of change is to first acknowledge that a shortcoming exist So to uncover if you have the fixed or growth mindset read the sentences belowOur intelligence is something very basic about you that you can’t change very muchYou can learn new things but you can’t really change how intelligent you areNo matter how much intelligence you have you can always change it uite a bitYou can always substantially change how intelligent you areIf you agree with the sentences 1 and 2 you are mostly behaving and operating with a fixed mindset and if you identify yourself with sentences 3 and 4 you operating with a growth mindsetWhen asked people ranging from children to young adults When Do You Feel Smart When you are flawless or when you are learning? Here are how differently people with a fixed mindset repliedIt’s when I don’t make any mistakesWhen I finish something fast and it’s perfectWhen Something is easy for me but other people can’t do itAnd this is how people with growth mindset replied When it’s really hard and I try really hard and I can do something I couldn’t do beforeWhen I work on something for a long time and I start to figure it outSee the difference? Which set of answers resonates most with you?There was a saying in 1960 which read “Becoming is better than being” The fixed mindset robs people from the luxury of becoming They have to already be Mindset in relationshipsMindsets manifest themselves in every domain whether you are a leader teacher parent or a husbandwife I chose relationship since I guess there are lots of myths around this topic we all once craved to find our one true soulmate I guess and also you must beware that even people with growth mindset might approach a domain like relationships with fixed mindsetPeople with fixed mindset think that if their relationship is the right one and if they are compatible with one another well this means most things will fall into its place In the face of problems they tremble and threads of doubts and fears start to sneak inPeople with fixed mindset say if this is the right relationship and if we are compatible there must be no need for hustle and hard work to get it to work Remember the delusions sparked by the fixed mindset? “If you have the ability then you shouldn’t work hard for it”Aaron Beck noted marriage authority says that one of the most destructive beliefs for a relationship is “If we need to work at it there’s something seriously wrong with our relationship” Says John Gottman a foremost relationship researcherEvery marriage demands an effort to keep it on the right track; there is a constant tension between the forces that hold you together and those that can tear you apartAs with personal achievement this belief—that success should not need effort—robs people of the very thing they need to make their relationship thrive It’s probably why so many relationships go stale—because people believe that being in love means never having to do anything taxingHow do I go from fixed mindset to growth mindsetIn this section I share with you how you can adopt a growth mindset Congrats we have already taken the first step by shedding the light on these two modes of thinking Regardless of these further steps the sheer awareness of these two mindsets takes you a long way but it may not be enoughOne way which is a profoundly effective way to instill the growth mindset is studying the lives of great performers and world known figures like Michael Jordan Mozart Michelangelo etc Why you might ask The reason is that when you study the lives of such achievers you will notice a common theme in their life story and that it “hard work” and not talent or I While people marveled at the Pietà masterpiece this is how the wizard Michelangelo respondedIf people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery it wouldn't seem so wonderful at allFor practical insights refer to Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset

  5. Jamie Doerschuck Jamie Doerschuck says:

    I think a lot of people who rated this book highly must have had a fixed mindsetI think this book was a waste of money personally The tone of the book is very repetitive and annoying Essentially people with a growth mindset are better than people without it in every possible way If you have a fixed mindset you'll have lower grades in school be unhappier die earlier be fatter be likely to never get married make a bundle less money you name it It reads like fear mongering than actual research rattling off a list of everyone's most basic fears But if you listen to me Carol Dweck all of your dreams and will come trueI also don't recall Dweck listing many references to any of her research you're just supposed to take her stories at face value Because I'm a researcher Mindset offers a lot of words with little substance I will admit that I haven't finished the book and I don't plan to Dweck's tone really just grated on my nerves and I don't feel I gained anything useful from reading what parts of the book I read I can't imagine anything useful coming to light at the end

  6. Michael Michael says:

    Excellent book This one sounds like a typical self help book but it's a real find The author is a pyschology researcher at Columbia and her book is filled with insights and illustrations regarding the differences that a fixed mindset vs a growth mindset can have when applied to business parenting school and relationships Her research has been highlighted in many venues including an excellent book on parenting titled Nurture Shock I give it 5 stars because I can see so much of myself in the book's description of the fixed mindset The book's message spoke to me and the mindset I've adopted in some areas of my life I'm particularly prone to the Effort Gone Awry scenario where I would work hard but not with a growth mindset ie one associated with the love of learning Rather I'd be working hard to prove myself to others I worked hard to have achievements that would validate my self worth and adopted identity The downside is that you end up being unwilling to take risks or face tough challenges if you fail your self worth goes down Also you end up running yourself ragged and being stressed out because you're afraid of losing the approval of others if you don't succeedI find the growth mindset fits very well within a Christian perspective as our life in God needs to be always one of continual growth higher up and deeper in as CS Lewis would say The fixed vs growth mindset isn't the whole story but it's an important part of the puzzle in helping us better understand how our minds work I like the diagram on p245 that I believe sums up the message of the bookFixed Mindset Eg Intelligence is staticLeads to a desire to look smart and therefore a tendency toChallenges avoid challengesObstacles get defensive or give up easilyEffort see effort as fruitless or worseCriticism ignore useful negative feedbackSuccess of others feel threatened by the success of others As a result they may plateau early and achieve less than their full potentialGrowth Mindset Eg Intelligence can be developedLeads to a desire to learn and therefore a tendency toChallenges embrace challengesObstacles persist in the face of setbacksEffort see effort as the path to masteryCriticism learn from criticismSuccess of others find lessons and inspiration in the success of others As a result they reach ever higher levels of achievementThese basic uestions are also helpful in developing a growth mindsetI need to continually ask myself What are the opportunities for learning and growth today? For myself? For the people around me?As I think of opportunities and form a plan I need to askWhen where and how will I embark on my plan?As I encounter difficulties I need to askWhen where and how will I act on my new plan?And when you succeed ask yourselfWhat do I have to do to maintain and continue the growth?

  7. Becca Becca says:

    It's pretty bad when after 15 pages I want to fling a book away in disgust But I kept reading Okay it turned into skimming pretty uickly And it DIDN'T GET BETTER I've read several thoughtful and interesting pieces of journalism lately referencing the general thesis of this book that were really thought provoking But the book itself is just empty tripe and cliches without adding any content of interest to bolster the general idea that it's important to foster a growth mindset over a static mindset in people so that they can better cope with and adapt to situations in which they are not just naturally talented I'm actually very sympathetic to this general idea but the book was just terribly written and in fact made me wonder if I should rethink my agreement with her Here is just a small sampling of ridiculousness that is within the pages of this book A section is literally begun with the words Since the dawn of time Your average ninth grader should be aware that this is a terrible idea An extensive summary of the movie Groundhog's Day is given as support for a theory of psychology Half the book is filled with interesting trivia that suggest that people who begin stupid can work hard and be AMAZING For example did you know people thought Einstein was slow as a child? Yes everybody knows that piece of faux trivia And it's not even true real evolutionary psychologists believe that Einstein's brain was larger than average in areas that encourage spatial reasoning and an intuitive grasp of numbers Steven Pinker told me that in The Blank Slate After about three pages of this book it was not hard to decide which author I find credible So many ridiculous cliches introduced as ARGUMENTS and EVIDENCE that it would be impossible to catalogue them all This book is practically an encyclopedia of phrases like nothing ventured nothing gained and if at first you don't succeed try try again The explanations of the research projects that created these findings make it obvious that you cannot trust these results For instance they presented kindergarteners with a test that they said was very important Before administering the test they asked followup uestions of the five year olds Do you think this test will measure how smart you are? and Do you think this test will measure how smart you will be as a grown up? Almost all of them said yes except for one five year old I am certain is fictional who responded No way Ain't no test that can measure that If you ask a FIVE YEAR OLD an extremely leading uestion who has been given no information you are almost guaranteed to get a shower of yes answers The fact that they didn't immediately display suspiciousness toward researchers and critically deconstruct their uestions is evidence of nothing At best it's evidence that children respond to leading uestions andor don't listen and think very deeply or carefully when asked leading uestions There is one section that is full of reports about genius children to suggest that some of them turned out well the ones who still applied hard work and some who didn't because they just rested on their natural proclivities All of these stories feel impossible to believe the way they are presented The author read a book once that told a story about a four month old baby who asked his parents Mom and Dad what are we eating for dinner tonight? This is third hand not cited and completely un credible Even if a baby was genius enough to speak in full sentences at four months old he cannot eat solid food yet so why on earth does he care what they are making for dinner?In short this might be the worst book I've ever read Before reading it I was very persuaded by its premise After reading it and discovering that at least this explanation of the thesis is the opposite of convincing I will approach all writers who accept this theory with a huge degree of distrust and suspicion

  8. Stark Stark says:

    This is probably all i really need to hear out of this book but i will read the whole thing anyway there are two mindsets fixed and growthBelieving that your ualities are carved in stone the fixed mindset creates an urgency to prove yourself over and over If you have only a certain amount of intelligence a certain personality and a certain moral character well then you'd better prove you have a healthy dose of them It simply wouldn't do to look or feel deficient in these most basic characteristics I've seen so many people with this one consuming goal of proving themselves in the classroom in their careers and in their relationships Every situation calls for a confirmation of their intelligence personality or character Every situation is evaluated Will I succeed or fail? Will I look smart or dumb? Will I be accepted or rejected? Will I feel like a winner or a loser?There's another mindset in which these traits are not simply a hand you're dealt and have to live with always trying to convince yourself and others that you have a royal flush when you are secretly worried it's a pair of tens In this mindset the hand you're dealt is just the starting point for development This growth mindset is based on the belief that your basic ualities are things you can cultivate through your efforts Do people with this mindset believe that anyone can be anything that anyone with proper motivation or education can become Einstein or Beethoven? No but they believe that a person's true potential is unknown and unknowable; that's its impossible to forsee what can be accomplished with years of passion toil and traininga person's true potential is unknown and unknowable i feel like those words contain so much freedom for both those who have been made crazy by high expectations in their upbringing and put down with low ones it is not a knowable thing what your potential is anyone who told you they knew it was a lie and you have nothing to prove and nothing to hide? what a relief

  9. SJ Loria SJ Loria says:

    Watered down and scientifically not that accurate grit is a part of conscientiousness see studies below welcome to education's favorite bookHere is my two sentence summary of this book best spoken in kindergartner teacher voice There are two kinds of people in the world people who believe things are fixed others who believe they can change through hard work and effort so believe in the ladder and success will open in front of you Hooray you are a special snowflake that can growHeavy on the inspirational stories and antidotes light on the data to support some of the arguments and essentially void of the how to I agree that the right attitude one that embraces struggle and hard work in order to increase your talents which are not fixed but fluid helps you succeed in life But it's about putting ideas into action This book offers very little practical advice or steps one can take in order to do so I think most people after reading this get that warm fuzzy feeling that wow this makes sense But then that fades and life resumes and it's just a book on the shelf Maybe even a companion book to put this idea into action to train the elephant in you thanks Happiness HypothesisUltimately success reuires the right attitude but also the sweat to make it happen And this doesn't really offer practical steps on how to make it happen There ain't no short cutStudies that debunk this book read the abstract page one

  10. Otis Chandler Otis Chandler says:

    Recommended in Stanford Magazine and by Guy KawasakiA very useful book about the growth mindset Essentially the book makes a case that those people who look at everything they do in life as a learning opportunity are much successful I think where this comes into play most often is when we face a setback or a failure Whether thats getting rejected from something a job a team etc messing up at work having your boss yell at you losing at something getting laid off making a bad bet etc most of us have many setbacks in our lives How we deal with those is incredibly important If we let the setback define us we might think we aren't talented after all and lose confidence If on the other hand we look at it as something we can learn from we improve as a personI came at the book as it was recommended to me as being good for parents My daughter is only 16 years but already she is learning fast The book recommends praising our children's efforts instead of their results Telling them they are amazing and smart is so easy to do but if you do that their whole lives they won't succeed when they get to the real world What you want is to encourage a learning attitude This uote sums it up So what should we say when children complete a task—say math problems—uickly and perfectly? Should we deny them the praise they have earned? Yes When this happens I say “Whoops I guess that was too easy I apologize for wasting your time Let’s do something you can really learn fromLooking at life as a constant challenge is fun And you can't fail at a personal challenge Here is a great mental imagery techniue the book mentioned when you are doing something you are bad atPicture your brain forming new connections as you meet the challenge and learn Keep on goingAnother interesting bit was how people at the top of their game can get caught up in a fixed mindset You see this in sports all the team the champion team from last year thinks they can cruise through this year doesn't work hard and suddenly they are losing a lot It's so hard to maintain the edge John Wooden puts it bestI believe ability can get you to the top” says coach John Wooden “but it takes character to keep you there It’s so easy to begin thinking you can just ‘turn it on’ automatically without proper preparation It takes real character to keep working as hard or even harder once you’re there When you read about an athlete or team that wins over and over and over remind yourself ‘More than ability they have character'

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Mindset: The New Psychology of Success❮Read❯ ➫ Mindset: The New Psychology of Success Author Carol S. Dweck – Thomashillier.co.uk Now updated with new research — the book that has changed millions of livesAfter decades of research world renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S Dweck PhD discovered a simple but groundb New Psychology ePUB ´ Now updated with new research — the book that has changed millions of livesAfter decades of research world renowned Stanford University psychologist Mindset: The ePUB ½ Carol S Dweck PhD discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea the power of mindset In this brilliant book she shows how success in The New Psychology Kindle Ï school work sports the arts and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities People with a fixed mindset — those who believe that abilities are fixed — are less likely to flourish than those with a growth mindset — those who believe that abilities can be developed Mindset reveals how great parents teachers managers and athletes can put this idea to use to foster outstanding accomplishmentIn this edition Dweck offers new insights into her now famous and broadly embraced concept She introduces a phenomenon she calls false growth mindset and guides people toward adopting a deeper truer growth mindset She also expands the mindset concept beyond the individual applying it to the cultures of groups and organizations With the right mindset you can motivate those you lead teach and love — to transform their lives and your own.

About the Author: Carol S. Dweck

New Psychology ePUB ´ Carol S Dweck PhD is one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of motivation and is the Lewis and Virginia Mindset: The ePUB ½ Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University Her research has focused on why people succeed and how to foster success She has held The New Psychology Kindle Ï professorships at Columbia and Harvard Universities has lectured all over the world and has been elected to the American Academy of Art.